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by Brendan
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The OctaHarp is Released
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: The OctaHarp is Released

Thanks Ed - looking forward tpo hearing what you do with these things. Yes, you can put Special 20 reedplates on the Hohner PowerCombs, Apologies for the delay, the ordering options for the MiniChrom in particular are very complex! However we have the page 90% done and it should be up tomorrow Sunday.
by Brendan
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The OctaHarp is Released
Replies: 2
Views: 158

The OctaHarp is Released

The first of my new TwinDiatonic harmonica series, the Octaharp, is now out and ready to order. This is two 10-hole harps stacked behind a front mouthpiece, and it comes in Hohner, Seydel and Suzuki versions. Details here: http://www.brendan-power.com/harmonicas-twin-diatonic.php#twin-harps-diatonic...
by Brendan
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chromabender x-reed setup question (PC tuning)
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Chromabender x-reed setup question (PC tuning)

The ChromaBender reedplates are designed for Solo tuning. To adapt for PowerChromatic you need to reverse the reed direction of the X-Reed in holes 4/8/12 to match the other X-Reeds. Remove the reed and reinsert on the other side of the reedplate, then retune to the desired pitch.
by Brendan
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Hi Karl, yes: choose the Suzuki Stealth-Valves. You might have to trim the valve bases here and there, but they will fit my own-brand PowerBender and PowerDraw harps.

I also make them for the PowerBender and PowerDraw Lucky 13, though they fit best on my Lucky 13 PowerComb.
by Brendan
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chromabender in the key of C
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: Chromabender in the key of C

You could try posting on the various harmonica chat groups. Or see my other post on the various ways you can get a new one.
by Brendan
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Discontinued
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Discontinued

The ChromaBender was discontinued due to problems with the maker, Hering. They have been taken over by new management and communication, always difficult, became too tiresome to deal with. Eventually the hassle factor outweighed everything else and it was simply easier to cease dealing with the comp...
by Brendan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Exotic Harps, Spare Parts, No Longer made Harps
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Exotic Harps, Spare Parts, No Longer made Harps

Easier and faster to assemble. You can replaced welded reeds without a drill press if you're careful with a regular drill. Reeds can even be attached with Superglue if you don't like drills and screws.
by Brendan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Re. Prices: Note that they all include International Postage. That's not cheap but, as David says, multiple buys bring the per-kit price down. Try buying single valves online and compare the prices including postage - you'll find most are higher than mine in the final tally, and single valves don't ...
by Brendan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 311

PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice

Using draw bends to get the sharps and flats on PowerChromatic makes playing in all 12 keys easier and smoother than on a standard chromatic. I show how in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDsP4k8-N8g More Info and Ordering here: https://www.seydel1847.de/epages/Seydel1847.sf/sec4e3e7a343...